Accession Number:

ADA617330

Title:

2014 Assessment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Oct 2013-31 Dec 2014

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This report assesses the Ballistic Missile Defense System BMDS, its combat systems, and its sensorcommand and control architecture. The four autonomous combat systems are the Ground-based Midcourse Defense GMD, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense BMD, Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense THAAD, and Patriot. The sensorcommand and control architecture is anchored by the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications C2BMC element. The report covers the period of October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014. After a brief overview of the BMDS and its elements, the tests conducted during fiscal year FY and calendar year CY 2014 are summarized and followed by a characterization of the BMDS operational effectiveness, operational suitability, and survivability. Next, an evaluation of critical attributes of the test program and their associated measures of merit is presented for each threat missile class.1 Recommendations are included in the Executive Summary. Associated with this report are three appendices presenting supplemental classified information for the three main sections of the report. A fourth classified appendix summarizes GMD flight test over the last five years and how the Homeland Defense assessment has evolved. This executive summary covers just the unclassified information. A classified executive summary is included under separate cover with the appendices and provides a single, comprehensive coverage of the entire FYCY14 assessment. The Missile Defense Agency MDA conducted eight flight tests and five ground tests during FYCY14. Data from a ninth flight test, the first system-level operational test, Flight Test, Operational-01 FTO-01, FY13 were also analyzed during the year. These tests were in accordance with the MDA-generated and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation DOTE- approved Integrated Master Test Plan IMTP, version 13.1, and as subsequently modified.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE